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as early as tomorrow. you're looking at live pictures where any moment judge deborah nelson is expected to issue decisions. one is whether to allow jurors to see that computer animation we were telling you about yesterday which apparently depict's zimmerman's version of events. the second is whether to allow jurors to see the 17-year-old martin's text messages that purportedly discuss fighting. the court is hearing a holding on a potential sequestration violation by defense witness john donnelly. donnelly may have violated the judges order that all witnesses except members of the victim's family be excluded from the courtroom. we've got beten you caught up. joining me now, msnbc analyst lisa bloom who's in new york. craig, what is the status right now in that courtroom? >> right now, a familiar sight about this time of morning. there is another side bar going on. the attorneys for the state, the attorneys for the defense are gathered there. you can see zimmerman actually doing something we haven't seen a lot of, doing some smiling, doing some laughing with another member of the defense
not in the room now. judge nelson started this hearing at 8:30. we thought the jury might be brought in by 9:00. that obviously isn't going to happen. one other piece of news yesterday, chuck. there was word this forensic report would be allowed in. this is, of course, the forensics report that showed trafb martin had marijuana in his system. it's important to note here that the judge decided to allow that evidence to be introduced. we don't know precisely whether that evidence is going to be introduced just yet. >> let me go to lisa. this issue of animations. how common is it in criminal court to have either a prosecution or defense come up with an animation trying to depict a version of events. >> animations are extremely common today in american courts, although i would say more so in civil cases than in criminal cases. that's in large part because in criminal cases, usually criminal defendants don't have the money to hire expensive witnesses to put together animations. it can cost tens of thousands of dollars to do that. this is a very different kind of case with a defense fund establish
, by the state's attorneys and judge nelson. not exactly sure what they're talking about now but once they break we expect the defense to call its third witness. the state called some 38 witnesses. so it will be very interesting to see precisely how many witnesses the defense calls. >> right. i know we know the jury has not been brought into the courtroom yet. when you look at what the prosecution accomplished or failed to accomplish, what in your mind did they do best at accomplishing and making their case and where did they come up short? >> i think the prosecution started slowly. they certainly put on the witnesses they had to put on. many of the early law enforcement witnesses really ended up being better for the defense on cross examination. by the middle of last week, i think the prosecution started picking up steam because they were establishing a number of inconsistencies in zimmerman's story. that's what this trial is going to come down to. will the jury believe, sure, when you tell the same story over and over in detail, there are going to be some minor changes. or will the jury think
. george zimmerman telling judge nelson after consulting with his attorneys he did not want to testify. come to find out, george zimmerman apparently wanted to testify, very much wanted to testify, according to o'mara, sit in that jury box, tell the jury, this is what i did, this is why i did it, and his attorneys essentially had to talk him out of it. >> interesting. lisa, i want to bring in -- you in here. i want to go through exactly the definitions in the state florida on the three different potential ways that george zimmerman could get convicted. second degree murder. death has to be caused by an act imminently dangerous to another. the act is, quote, done from ill will, hatred spite or an evil intent." it does not have to prove intent to cause death. then there is proving manslaughter. defendant intentionally caused the death or the defendant intentionally procured the death or the death was caused by the culpable negligence of the defendant. and then there's aggravated assault. there's our three definitions. lisa, what is going to be the one you think the jury, if they get all
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